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Lifestyle hospitality brand 1 Hotels has announced the newest addition to its portfolio, 1 Hotels Brooklyn Bridge, will make its debut in February 2017.
Located at Pier 1, just south of the iconic bridge in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood and minutes from downtown Manhattan, the 10-story sustainable ground-up development is designed by New York-based architecture studio Incorporated and will have 194 guest rooms with sliding floor-to-ceiling windows —many offering views of the East River, the Brooklyn Bridge and New York skyline—including 29 two- to six-bedroom suites and The Riverhouse, its Presidential Suite. Guests of the hotel will enjoy a 9-treatment room Bamford Spa, a Field House fitness center, a yoga and barre studio operated by POE Yoga, and a 50-seat screening room. All aspects of the hotel’s design and construction will reflect 1 Hotel’s commitment to environmentally responsible hospitality, the company said.
The hotel has begun accepting reservations as of February.
Seamus Mullen will lead the hotel’s signature restaurant, which will have an open kitchen design and wood-burning grill. Mullen, known for creating food that is honest, healthy and natural, will aim to provide a clean culinary experience, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. He will also oversee menus for the hotel’s healthy 24-hour in-room dining.
The hotel will also have a rooftop pool and bar in a 4,000 square foot retreat of native plants. Designed for both day and nighttime programming and with views of New York City, the roof will have an invisible edge plunge pool with day beds, a bar and lounge with rocking chairs, fire pits and an open event space for private events.
One floor below the rooftop, the 10th floor, will be a lounge serving local craft cocktails and small bites.
The hotel will have more than 20,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space with audio/visual equipment, sliding floor to ceiling windows and tree-line views. The Meadow Rue Ballroom, located on the ground floor, will open onto the park, designed with a full wall of collapsible doors and windows to accommodate up to 1,000 guests.
Also located on the ground level, the hotel will offer a grab-and-go café offering seasonal, fresh items from local Brooklyn purveyors, among other signature foodstuff.
In terms of design, the hotel will draw inspiration from its Brooklyn setting, with local Brooklyn artisans, including Uhuru, Bien Hecho, Harrison Green and Danielle Trofe, incorporating native greenery and reclaimed materials for art sculptures and a massive living green wall in the lobby. The design of the hotel will make extensive use of regional and reclaimed materials, including original heart pine beams from the former Domino Sugar Factory, walnut from the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens and pine flooring from the Old Crow Distillery in Kentucky. Rooms will have native natal mahogany trees and floor to ceiling sliding windows, and public spaces will incorporate nature as art throughout the hotel, similar to the brand’s 1 Hotel South Beach and 1 Hotel Central Park properties.
The property is being built under LEED guidelines, and will have a LEED Dynamic Plaque which will measure and display the building's eco-conscious practices in real time. 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge will operate its own rain-water reclamation system and feature low-energy lightbulbs, a triple-filtered water purification system, in-room recycling bins and fresh dining offerings.
In addition to the opening of 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, 1 Hotels is working on the development of three new sustainable properties, including its first international location, which will be announced in the upcoming weeks.